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Destiny 2: Beyond Light is removing free content and adding new tutorial

Bungie will be adding a revamped tutorial to Destiny 2 this November, but it’s losing a lot of the free New Light content.

Big things are coming to Destiny 2 with its Beyond Light expansion, which will also be serving as the game’s first foray onto the next gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

Bungie also seems to be aiming to use Beyond Light to attract new players to the game, as it will be receiving a revamped tutorial when it launches in November.

While we don’t have a name for it, Bungie calls it a ‘new, expanded Guardian origin story,’ that is designed to act as an introduction to Destiny’s universe, story, and mechanics and will be available for all players.

However, this means that the Red War, Curse Of Osiris, and Warmind campaigns, which were released during Destiny 2’s first year and served a very similar purpose, are being removed from the game and put into the Destiny Content Vault.

The vault is another new feature being introduced alongside Beyond Light and is designed so Bungie can regularly update Destiny 2 with new content by removing existing elements, while still leaving things open to bring some of that old content back.

In addition, five whole locations are being removed – Io, Titan, Mars, Mercury, and Leviathan – along with all their associated content, such as dungeons, raids, collectibles, and more.

While there is still plenty of content being left untouched, as well as everything that will be included in Beyond Light, it has been noted that most of what’s being taken out is part of the game’s free-to-play version, New Light.

It’s hard to believe that the new tutorial will be able to match three expansions’ worth of content and Bungie has stated that the Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions will only remain accessible to those who pay for them.

The full update can be read on Bungie’s website but, as it stands, it feels as if New Light owners are ultimately losing content and being given little to replace it.

It’s still too early to know what Destiny 2 will look like this November and more updates are likely to come and could further reveal new changes being made to New Light to help it still feel substantial.

But Bungie could very well find itself being saddled with complaints from its player-base if Beyond Light comes at the cost of a decent free-to-play experience.

Destiny 2 is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Beyond Light will release on 10 November.

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